Whether your interests take you into the library or the laboratory, across town or across the ocean, the URC can help you follow them.
Students study insect herbivores in Costa Rica, Empathy's Role in the Simulation and Prediction of Others' Actions at the Oxy campus and Alternative Media Paquetes Semanal Circulation in Cuba. They work in laboratories on phospholipids, WIMPs, and the simulation of lava flow cooling. They measure the impact of physical education on student outcomes, of preschool on children with autism, and of storm drain runoff on fish. We’ve supported projects on “Weathering the Storm: The Effects of El Niño on Northern Anchovy (Engraulis mordax) and the Pacific Sardine (Sardinaps sagax),” “Hölderlin's Vocation: The Union of the Tragic Dionysus with Victory Ode,” “Native Bee Diversity of Occidental College” and “Emotional Wellbeing of Oxy Students” as well as student films and the annual Spring New Play Festival.
The Undergraduate Research Center seeks to support Oxy’s mission by providing experiences that encourage the development of higher order thinking skills through faculty-mentored independent research. URC programs provide support for creative endeavors and original projects on- and off-campus in all disciplines. We encourage development of scholarship, teamwork, and communication skills and encourage the highest level of ethical behavior. The URC assesses and disseminates the outcomes of undergraduate research through our website, newsletter, and most importantly, support for student presentations at research conferences.
Academic year projects as course work, independent research, and outreach programs can receive support for supplies and travel; some programs provide study grants for researchers. Our nationally recognized Summer Research Program provides a full-time, on-campus, ten-week mentored research experience in a community of scholars and mentors.
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